|Rag Radio 2011-03-11 / Historical Archivist Tim Hamblin on 25 Years of SXSW Music - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Tim Hamblin is the Video Archivist at the Austin History Center and is curator of "5X5Y: 25 Years of SXSW Music." (SXSW -- South by Southwest -- is a massive and highly-influential music, film, and interactive conference and festival held annually in Austin.) Tim Hamblin has worked in the music and video business in Austin for over 30 years. He has produced award-winning music videos, taught classes in music video at Laguna Gloria Art Museum, and produced video festivals for the early SXSW music...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Tim Hamblin; SXSW; Austin History Center; Popular Music
|Rag Radio 2012-11-09 - Berlin-Based Activist David MacBryde on Germany & the Eurozone - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Former Austin peace and justice activist David MacBryde -- a Berlin-based correspondent for The Rag Blog -- offers a progressive perspective on developments in Germany and the Eurozone, including the European Occupy Movement and economic justice and environmental activities. MacBryde is a faith and economics-based social activist with roots in the Quaker church. Much of his work in Germany has involved the “Swords to Plowshares” movement, especially in the work of converting military bases t...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David MacBryde; German Politics; Eurozone; Austin History; SDS; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2012-12-07 - Dallas City Archivist John H Slate, Author of 'Lost Austin' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
John H. Slate is the archivist for the City of Dallas, where he is responsible for historic city government records in the Dallas Municipal Archives. Slate is the author of "Lost Austin," a recently published book in the “Images of America” series. "Lost Austin" records some of the city’s rich and unique history and most of the images depicted in the book are of seminal Austin places and institutions that no longer exist but that played an important role in shaping Austin's special charact...
Keywords: Rag Radio; John H. Slate:Thorne Dreyer; Dallas; Archivists; Austin History; Lost Austin; Slacker; Kennedy Assassination
|Rag Radio 2011-04-29 / Musicians Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley of Greezy Wheels - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley were founders of Austin’s historic band, Greezy Wheels. Pioneers of the “progressive country” movement in the 70s, Greezy Wheels served as the unofficial house band at the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters. Guitarist and writer Cleve and “fiddler extraordinaire” Mary led the group that, according to the Austin Chronicle’s Margaret Moser, “owned Austin back around 1974." Cleve and Mary discuss Austin music history, the evolution of the “America...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Greezy Wheels; Cleve Hattersley; Sweet Mary Hattersley; Musicians; Austin History; Armadillo World Headquarters
|Rag Radio 2013-08-02 - Linda Litowsky, Stefan Wray & Anita Stech on 40 Years of Austin Community TV - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Linda Litowsky and Stefan Wray of ChannelAustin -- now celebrating its 40th anniversary –- and Anita Stech, who helped found Austin Community Television in 1973 -- join host Thorne Dreyer to discuss the rich history of free speech television. Austin pioneered public access cable TV nationally and, as the Austin Chronicle wrote, the group’s “importance to the rest of the country is not hyperbole… Austin access is the organization to which other cities have always looked to learn how to bu...
Keywords: Linda Litowsky; Stefan Wray; Anita Stech; Thorne Dreyer; ChannelAustin; ACTV; Public Access Cable; Austin History; Free Speech
|Rag Radio 2012-12-21 - Sixties Music Legends Powell St John and Charlie Prichard - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Texas Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and musician Powell St. John performed in Austin in the early Sixties with the Waller Creek Boys, a folk blues trio that included Janis Joplin (who later made a hit of Powell's song, "Bye, Bye, Baby"). He founded the iconic Austin band, St. John and the Conqueroo (later just the Conqueroo), and wrote six songs for the 13th Floor Elevators’ first two albums...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Powell St John; Charlie Prichard; Thorne Dreyer; Conqueroo; Mother Earth; Sixties Musicians; Austin Music; Austin History
|Rag Radio 01-05-2010 / Arts Advocate and Gay Activist Jeff Jones - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Jeff Jones. Jones, based in San Francisco and Austin, is a fundraising and planning consultant and grant writer for arts organization. Also an activist in the LGBT/queer community and the movement for social justice, Jeff was co-founder of the Mobilization against AIDS and the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco. An SDSer in 60s Austin and a staffer at the underground paper The Rag, Jeff was president of the student body at the University of Texas at Austin, 1970-1971...
Keywords: Jeff Jones; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; LGBT; Gay Activists; UT-Austin; New Left; Austin History; Arts; San Francisco; SDS, The Rag; Underground Press
|Rag Radio 01-12-2010 /Trial Judge, Cherokee Indian and 60s activist Steve Russell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Steve Russell, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a Texas trial court judge by assignment. He's a retired associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University, and a veteran of 60s activism and a former staffer at Austin's underground paper, The Rag. He is a columnist for Indian Country Today and a contributor to The Rag Blog. We discuss crime and punishment, the status of American Indians, and issues facing progressives today...
Keywords: Steve Russell; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Criminal Justice; Judges; Native Americans; American Indians; Educators; Underground Press; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Activists; Austin History
|Rag Radio -- 2010-06-29 / Austin's Rock 'n Roll Art with Leea Mechling & Henry Gonzalez - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
- A conversation with Leea Mechling, Director, and Henry Gonzalez, Facility Manager of the South Austin Popular Culture Center. We discuss the Center, which documents Austin culture since the 60s and 70s; its history of exhibitions featuring major graphic and poster artists; and the Memorial Wall featuring fallen heroes of Austin and Texas culture. We also remember the unique early rock and roll scene in Austin, especially the iconic Armadillo World Headquarters -- and the graphic art that evolv...
Keywords: Rag Radio; South Austin Popular Culture Center; Leea Mechling; Henry Gonzalez; Thorne Dreyer; Sixties; Austin; Armadillo World Headquarters; Rock Music; Austin History; Graphic Art
|Rag Radio 2014-07-11 - Legendary Music Promoter Eddie Wilson of Armadillo World HQ & Threadgill's Fame - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Legendary Austin concert promoter and restaurateur Eddie Wilson was Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. The discussion is infused with rich oral history -- peppered with unique and often very funny anecdotes -- about a special time in the cultural history of Austin and the nation. Wilson, who was co-founder and owner of Austin's iconic music venue, Armadillo World Headquarters (1970-1980), managed pioneering Austin psychedelic/country/blues group Shivas Headband, started the Raw Deal in 1976, an...
Keywords: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Eddie Wilson, Austin Music, Austin History, Armadillo World Headquarters, Raw Deal, Threadgill's, Shiva's Headband, Janis Joplin, Kenneth Threadgill, Jim Franklin
|Rag Radio 2013-09-27 - Newsman Dan Rather & Environmentalist Robin Rather in First Father-Daughter Interview - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Legendary newsman Dan Rather and Austin-based environmental activist Robin Rather join Thorne Dreyer for their first-ever father-daughter interview. The lively, far-ranging -- and often funny -- session includes anecdotes about Dan’s early career in Houston, his dramatic and innovative coverage of Hurricane Carla in Galveston in 1961 that led to his hiring by CBS News, his recent blogging about Aaron Sorkin's HBO series, The Newsroom, and larger issues like the corporatization of today's news ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Dan Rather; Robin Rather; Thorne Dreyer; Dan Rather Reports; News Anchors; Environmentalists; Sustainability; Austin History; Houston History; CBS News; Save Our Springs; Hurricane Carla; Newsroom; Media Criticism; Television Journalists
|Rag Radio 2013-11-29 - Rev. Bob Breihan, Longtime Social Justice Activist & Spiritual Counselor - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio is the Rev. Bob Breihan. Rev. Breihan, a United Methodist minister, was state director of the Texas Methodist Student Movement in the 1950s and directed the Methodist Student Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 1960 to 1980. In 1986 he founded the New Life Institute, a non-profit training organization that provides emotional and spiritual counseling to those in need, regardless of ability to pay...
Keywords: Rev. Bob Breihan; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Austin History; Spiritual Counselors; Social Justice Activists; Sixties; Methodist Student Center; University of Texas; Vietnam War; Draft Counselors; Religious Leaders; New Life Institute; Civil Rights Movement
|People United - April 1, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features coverage of the tenth annual Cesar Chavez "Si, Se Puede" march that was held in Austin, Texas, on March 26, 2011.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; Cesar Chavez March; Si Se Puede March; Cesar Chavez; Cesar Chavez Day; People Organized for the Defense of the Earth and her Resources; Susana Almanza; legacy; struggle; labor movement; social movement; people of color; Chicanos; immigrants; immigrant justice; backlash; Texas State Legislature; House Bill 505; HB 505; Janie Rangel; Christino Herrera; Nicole Barrera; Mike Martinez; Austin City Council; El Trio Valendoza; Michael Mendoza; Celeste Mendoza; Liliana Valenzuela; Anna Yanez-Correa; Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; Fernando Adame; Workers Defense Project; Proyecto Defensa Laboral; Esther Reyes; Austin Immigrants Rights Coalition; Karla Braun; Kendra Castillo; Vanessa Gonzalez; Carmen Llanes; Texans United for Families; TUFF; Gloria Espitia; Austin History Center; Max Elliot; Urban Roots; John Connally High School; Sofia Castellanos; Salvador Gutierrez; music; culture; history; current events
|People United - September 3, 2010 - Allan Campbell|
Episode is devoted to the Austin History Center's "Mexican American Firsts: Trailblazers of Austin and Travis County," scheduled to continue through January 16, 2011. It features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio with Mike Miller and Gloria Espitia of the Austin History Center, historian Emilio Zamora from the University of Texas at Austin, and Paul Saldana of Adelante Solutions Inc., the consulting firm that collected and analyzed data for the City of Austinâs Hispanic Quality o...
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Mexican American Firsts; Mexican American Trailblazers; Travis County; Chicanos; Mexican Americans; people of color; communities of color; Brown Berets; Chicanos Against Military Intervention in Latin America; CAMILA; People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources; Austin City Council; PODER; Resistencia Bookstore; Red Salmon Arts; Save Our Youth; SOY; social movements; city government; Austin History Center; City of Austin; Hispanic Quality of Life Initiative; health; environmental justice; civil rights; struggle; Mike Miller; Gloria Espitia; Emilio Zamora; Paul Saldana; Susana Almanza; Gilbert Rivera; John Trevino; raulsalinas; raulrsalinas; Raul Salinas; Raul R Salinas; Rene Renteria; Iris Renteria; Norah Renteria; historiography; history; current events; oppression; liberation; empowerment
|People United 2013 Dec 06 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features Marcelo Tafoya on Chicano activism, Tex-Mex culture, and the Mexican American community, with an emphasis on two newspapers he used to publish in Austin, Texas, The Echo and Musica. He spoke at the Austin History Center on October 27, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; A Journalistic View of Grassroots Activism 1970-1980; Marcelo Tafoya; The Echo; Musica; Gloria Espitia; Austin History Center; Brown Beret Series; Brown Berets; La Raza Unida; United Farm Workers; LULAC; League of United Latin American Citizens; PODER; People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources; Tejano Artist Music Museum; Mexican American Cultural Center; Zeke Romo; Paul Hernandez; Susana Almanza; Raúl Valdez; Chicano; Chicana; Tejano; Tejana; Mexican American; Tex-Mex; Latin; Latino; Latina; Hispanic; East Austin; Texas; Tejas; Mexico; United States; border; community; barrio; music; culture; activism; organizing; radio; television; newspaper; photography; journalism; media; advertising; distribution; city politics; police brutality; affordable housing; single-member districts; environmental justice; people of color; communities of color; minorities; whiteness; race; ethnicity; class; economic; rich; poor; archive; archiving; social movement; social justice; equity; struggle; history; current events
|People United 2013 Apr 12 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features archivist John H. Slate on his book Lost Austin, with additional reflections from muralist Raúl Valdez and activist Mariann Wizard. They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on April 7, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; John H Slate; John Slate; Lost Austin; Austin History Center; Arcadia Publishing; Images of America; archivist; city; Dallas; Texas; University of Texas at Austin; Frank Erwin; radio; television; cable; public access; Austin Community Television; ACTV; Alternative Views; Infosex; sexuality; LGBT; hippies; counterculture; social movements; social justice; underground press; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Rag Radio; gender; class; race; ethnicity; Chicano; Mexican American; African American; black; white; people of color; communities of color; minorities; demographics; segregation; gentrification; real estate; development; developer; Rainey Street; East Austin; Eric Mitchell; Austin City Council; Juarez-Lincoln University; Antioch College; Antioch University; We Will Always Be Here; muralist; murals; Los Elementos; Raúl Valdez; Carlos Lowry; Varsity Theater; Methodist Student Center; Mariann Wizard; civil rights; activist; activism; bars; gay; lesbian; photograph; photography; research; archive; history; current events